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Mark Ramshaw spoke with the visual effects wizards behind the newest live action Peter Pan feature about how they accomplished the startling and massive visual effects.
Weta senior animator Jason Schleifer talks about what it was like going Gollum for the landmark Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Wah Ming Chang, an Academy Award-winning animator and artist, died Dec. 22, 2003 in Carmel, California at the age of 86.
Some of his more notable works include a stop-motion animation production of THE THREE BEARS. Chang created posable wooden models of PINOCCHIO and BAMBI so that Disney animators could study body movements. He also contributed to BOZO THE CLOWN, TOM THUMB, THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM and THE SEVEN FACES OF DR. LAO, reported Associated Press.
Fluids Michael Fu and Josh Piezas look at various economic issues surrounding remote animation production.
The Durfee Foundation has announced the deadlines for the 2004 ARC grant program. ARC grants are awarded on a quarterly basis to approximately 10 Los Angeles artists. The artists can be working with any medium. Grant requests may be for up to $2,500. Applications must be postmarked on or before the following deadlines:
First Quarter: February 3, 2004For presentations between March 4 and August 4, 2004
Second Quarter: May 4, 2004For presentations between June 3 and November 3, 2004
Third Quarter: August 3, 2004
More animation tech talk from Gene Deitch. The technology of animation has changed somewhat over the past 35,000 years, when cavemen first attempted it, but the basics remain. Here they are in specifics.
Whats your favorite animated short? Forum members are asking for your opinion. Know of any good Flash video tutorials then lend your advice to our bloggers. One of our senior members just had to get it off his chest he never seems to have enough time to work on artistic endeavors. If you know how that feels post your thought and experiences. A senior member has started a magical character contest in the Animation Café and wants others to share their work. Who would have thought an anti-depressant drug would spark so much discussion?
This Halloween month, the Career Coach, Pamela Kleibrink Thompson, shares some tricks and treats to help you stay employed.
Scott Jenkins speaks with artist Doug Chiang and Sparx*s Alan Portillo about the epic 3D universe, building momentum under the name Robota.
Soho-based Clear has won the Best Special Effects Award at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards for their work on the Queens of the Stone Ages GO WITH THE FLOW. Directed by Shynola through the Director's Bureau LA, video is set in a desert with trucks playing chicken while a party of sex, drugs and rock n roll rages. This is the second time in three years that Clear has won this award, previously winning for Robbie William's ROCK DJ. The awards ceremony took place in New York City on August 25, 2003.
Sarah Baisley rounds up facts, thoughts and examples of issues and trends driving producers of CGI commercials today.
Rick DeMott interviews three agency creative directors to find out how they go about deciding when to use animation as well as what talent for a commercial spot.
Rick DeMott talks with Tom Kenny to discover there’s a truly animated soul behind the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants.
In an effort to help cultivate new talent, A52 provided its services to recent Art Center College of Design graduate and rising director Ania Hoffman for work on her Nike spec commercial. As a result of the 30-second spot entitled FULL MOON, the Russian-born Hoffman received representation in Japan by production company Size. The relationship was kicked off when Hoffman was introduced to A52 producer Leighton Greer.
Academy Award-winning claypainting animator Joan Gratz ventured into strange territory when she took a Combustion course at Oregon3D. Find out how she handled the change from clay to computers.
VFXWorld editor Bill Desowitz and Animation World Network editor Sarah Baisley venture to this year's VES Festival and report back about the convergence of technology and creativity.
Chris Robinson interviews indie animator Debra Solomon, the creator of the animated Lizzie McGuire persona, about finding a way to do what you want and make money doing it.
In this final installment of articles exploring animation as commercial entertainment and as an art form, Jean Detheux heralds a group of animators who listened to their own music and delivered it up on the animated screen.
ROBOTS, 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studio's eagerly awaited follow-up to ICE AGE, will be powered by the celebrity voice- over work of Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry and Mel Brooks. The computer-animated movie, under the helm of director Chris Wedge, has been in production for two months, and is set for release March 11, 2005.
Eighteen 3D animators, teamed up in pairs, have 48 hours to bring to life Blueboy, the character that was chosen for them. Their work will be shown live at 3:00 pm, June 6, 2003.
From cutting-edge TV commercials to blockbuster movies and back again, The Mill has become one of the top five VFX studios in the world.